The Sony Xperia E5 is a superb lightweight easy to use phone and a good size for people with large hands.
After using this phone for 5 months I have grown to love the speed and memory of the phone and last but not least the battery life which can last days if managed correctly which is handy when out camping. For the price of just over £100 you get a lot for your money, previous phones I have used are Samsung and Nokia which were built strong although, the Sony Xperia is built with fragile material therefor it scratches easy and I'm always worried about dropping it I recommend a case for anyone looking to get this phone.
Finally, the phone is stylish sleek, while also having a decent camera (not the best) so if you're looking for a phone that is cheap, reliable and powerful I 100% recommend this phone to everyone. I hope this helps to make a decision.
- The phone isn't waterproof but does alright in the rain
- The volume and power buttons click when pressed (slightly loud when trying to be quiet)
- The battery isn't removable
- You can play Pokemon go on the phone
- The glass doesn't scratch easy but the back does against rocks and hard surfaces
- It takes approx between 2 and 3 hours to charge from dead to 100% battery using the charger it comes with using other chargers will take longer, Also the phone only comes with a USB (at least it did with mine) so you might need to get a charging adapter.
I would not buy a Sony phone! I have tried two different models the last being a E5 and both have ceased up. Just get a black screen. Tried all the tricks given on the site and forums, but no response. If it happens on just the one phone, fair enough, but both must be a fault with the manufacturer.
The battery life is not good at all. It
cannot even last me 10hours. With no music,videos, nor games
The camera is trash. I doubt it's 13mp. It can't match my previous Acer jade s56. For a phone released in 2016 with such bad camera it's a big disappointment
loulou, 07 Sep 2017i don't see why everyone is saying the E5 isn't good, i have had about 10 different phones in ... moreMy has broken after four month, and sonymobile service wants more money for repair then it was worth. They dont want also explain, if the cause was poor quality or my fault.
3/10 (1) worst camera ever cant autofocus and i have to do it manually i have to clik on screen the item i want to take picture video quality is awful the "13" MP instantly become 4
(2) touch screen is very bad DONT BUY
i don't see why everyone is saying the E5 isn't good, i have had about 10 different phones in a month before i got this. my luck will phones isn't good they always break or something goes wrong. i got the E5 not long ago and its amazing, yes the phone does get hot but the solution to that is don't spend hours and hours on apps, or watching videos any phone is the same. id recommend this phone to anyone who.
daz ireland, 02 Sep 2017
i think to buy Sony XZ1 i really lv it as now aim using sony Z5 i think its a better idea to upgrade to XZ1
daz ireland, 02 Sep 2017Hi there try these sites (links below) I successfully rooted my f3311 E5. Just make sure to p... moreRooting status: Bootloader unlock allowed: No
That's the reason why i can unlock the bootloader and root my device...Does anyone know how to change to YES!?
Hi there try these sites (links below) I successfully rooted my f3311 E5. Just make sure to put supersu on the sd card as a zip file. also have a look at the you tube site .Remeber you must unlock the Bootloader from the sony website (free just follow instructions).This
method is the only way to root E5 do not try any of the other methods on you tube.They Just dont work!!! hope this helps. :-)
Thecoreman, 14 Aug 2017Just go to the official page of Sony developer and follow all the instructions :D I try everything but it won't work... :(
Please help! Rooting status: bootloader unlock allowed: No. How can i turn into yes? Does anyone know?
I have just got a Experia E5 and the last phone I had was a standard Doro, so I expected a full instruction booklet telling what to do. No there is not one with the phone and when I was told by Videophone to get it up on the internet and print it off it would not do this, but I could send for one for about £12. How disappointing and what a ripoff. I am quite worried now after reading some of the other comments. Oh well we live & learn.